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Arts advocacy through a politician’s lens

John Killacky, a long-term arts manager and now member of Vermont's House of Representatives, penned this wonderful article on the importance of integrating the arts into all aspects of community. John articulates the need for arts organizations and funders to break out of our silos and work with community organizations of all kinds:

"Those of us with lived experience understand the profound transformative power of the arts; yet this does not resonate in a broader community context, especially for those disenfranchised. Art is still perceived as a luxury for the privileged, not a necessity for all. Cultural organizations need to recalibrate efforts and partner with local, regional, and national agencies..."

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